Now I'm a Cowboy

Heather Phares
All Music Guide

On the Auteurs' second album, the tunes are tighter, and the hooks and wit are even sharper. The band even rocks out (in a refined way, of course) on songs like "Lenny Valentino." Haines continues to write about the scheming rich and shabbily genteel, wrapping his words in loud guitars and sighing cellos. "New French Girlfriend" and "Chinese Bakery" are just two of the gems on Now I'm a Cowboy, proving that the Auteurs have plenty to say and a catchy way to say it.